Purple sprouting broccoli & kale gratin

Purple sprouting broccoli & kale gratin

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins


8 as a side

This dish is easy to make and everyone loves a creamy, cheesy gratin. Pile in the greens with plenty of kale and broccoli, then top with parmesan

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal424
  • fat42g
  • saturates25g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 400g kale



    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 15g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • really generous grating of fresh nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 300g purple sprouting broccoli
    Purple sprouting broccoli

    Purple sprouting broccoli

    pur-pel spr-ow-ting brok-o-lee

    This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way. Leafier and…

  • 500ml double cream
  • 100g fontina, very thinly sliced


    Made in Italy's Val d'Aosta by a number of different cooperatives, fontina is a cow'…

  • 50g parmesan, grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Remove the tough stems from the kale, then boil it in lightly salted water for 3-5 mins. Drain and press out the excess water.

  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan and add the kale and garlic. Cook over a low-to-medium heat for a few mins. Season well and add some nutmeg.

  3. Trim the broccoli and halve any thick stalks lengthways. Steam for 3-4 mins or until only just tender. Blot with a tea towel to get rid of the moisture on the surface.

  4. Tip the kale into the base of a gratin or casserole dish and place
    the broccoli on top. Season well and grate over some nutmeg. Pour the
    cream over, then add both cheeses. Bake in the oven for 30-35 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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22nd May, 2019
I have made this a couple of times now when I got some kale and wasn't sure what to do with it. Really tasty and easy to make. I used gruyere as per other people's suggestions.
Frantic Flapjack
8th May, 2017
Lovely side dish. Used spinach instead of kale and gruyere instead of fontina cheese.
21st Apr, 2017
I wasn`t able to find any kale so used some savoy cabbage instead. Also replaced the purple sprouting with normal broccoli and the fontina cheese with gruyere. Served with a couple of good sausages on the side. Was deeeeeeeeeelicious.
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